Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti: Nobel Laureate, Poet, & More! Celebrate His Legacy

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2024: Rabindranath Tagore’s 163rd birth anniversary today, know why he returned the honor of the title of ‘Knight Hood’ to the British.

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2024

The 163rd birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore is being celebrated today. Tagore was the first person from India to be awarded the Nobel Prize. He was also honored with the title of ‘Knight Hood’, but he returned that honor because of this.

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2024: History

The 163rd birth anniversary of India’s first Nobel laureate and great poet Rabindranath Tagore is being celebrated today. Rabindranath Tagore was born on May 7, 1861 in Kolkata. Rabindranath Tagore received the Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 1913. In 1913, Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European and the first Indian to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for his most famous poetry collection Gitanjali. He was a poet, writer, playwright, musician, philosopher, and social reformer.

With which titles was he honored?

Rabindranath Tagore has been honored with titles like ‘Gurudev’, ‘Kabiguru’ and ‘Biswakabi’. Respected worldwide for his remarkable contributions to literature, music, and art, Tagore, the renowned Bengali poet, writer, painter, social reformer, and philosopher from West Bengal, has significantly influenced the cultural and political history of India.

The national anthem was written for two countries

There is a historical record in Tagore’s name, according to which he has the unique distinction of writing the national anthems of two countries. He wrote Jana Gana Mana for India and Amar Sonar Bangla for Bangladesh.

Why was the knighthood returned?

Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the title of Knighthood in 1915. But he returned this honor to the British in 1919 in protest against the Amritsar (Jallianwala Bagh) massacre.

Rabindranath Tagore came from a very good family in Bengal. He was born in Kolkata to the famous social reformer Debendranath Tagore. His mother’s name was Sarada Deviwas. Gurudev believed that being in the company of nature is the best way to study. His same thinking brought him to Shantiniketan in 1901. He started teaching under trees in an open environment. Rabindranath Tagore’s father had established an ashram in 1863, which Rabindranath Tagore later converted into Shantiniketan.


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